Based on recent unpublished observations by S. Richards (pers. comm.), this species has a relatively wide distribution in Western and Gulf provinces, Papua New Guinea, from 100-1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is arboreal, in lowland and hill rainforest. It breeds by direct development in pandans and tree ferns. It can also be found marginal habitats and forest edges, providing pandans are present.
It is a widespread but relatively low density species.
None are known, though it might be affected by logging locally.
Its distribution needs to be properly documented. It is found in Crater Wildlife Management Area and other protected areas.
Stephen Richards, David Bickford 2004. Metamagnusia slateri. In: IUCN 2014